Written by Luke Barnes
A young woman, played by Maika Monroe, and her partner, played by Karl Glusman, move to Romania after the latter gets a job offer. However, during their time their women start getting killed and the lead finds herself facing more and more danger.
Other than her partner not being evil, despite being a dick, this film has little surprises in store. For the most part everything happens as you would expect it to in a thriller film and the mystery of what is going on is not much of one as it is incredibly obvious. The film does try and throw a few jump scares at you especially towards the end but they don’t land as they are blatantly signposted.
However, despite being obvious I do think this film has merit. It is incredibly tense and gripping and you can’t look away throughout it, It is always nice when a film can keep my attention. Moreover, Monroe continues to highlight what an unsung talent she is here landing another great and strongly compelling lead performance. I think the pros for this film just about outweigh the cons.
Overall, a fine thriller film made better by solid tension and a great lead performance from Monroe.
The tension and suspense throughout
Monroe gives a really strong performance and conveys the stress and fear the character would be feeling in that situation in a very realistic way
The ending feels therapeutic
It feels very familiar at times
Most the twists and reveals feel blatant and obvious.
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